H-1B Visas: Why US is cracking down on the bench-and-switch scam


“Last week, a crackdown by American investigating agencies on two IT staffing companies running “bench-and-switch” scheme led to the arrest of four Indian-Americans. The scheme is used to manipulate the process of acquiring an H-1B visa. According to the US Justice Department, the four face a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine”.

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